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Updates come to Homer Glen’s Megaplex

in effort to optimize space for community,

Page 3



Township Board

determines how it will

record its meetings,

Page 4

Time with

Mickey and


Young School boy who

beat cancer receives

Make-A-Wish trip to

Disneyland, Page 6

The Homer Glen Megaplex is in the final stages of its renovations that already include new sporting areas and other enhancements. A bar

and grill, as well as a smoothie bar, are also expected to be completed there by the end of the year. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

Lots of candy

Village’s Trunk or Treat

a hit for Halloween,

with more than 2,000

people in attendance,

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Unicorn Party

6-7 p.m. Nov. 7, Homer

Township Public Library,

14320 W. 151st St., Homer

Glen. Discover one’s unicorn

name, eat some unicorn-y

treats and escape on

a magical adventure. Unicorn

lovers are encouraged

to dress up in their favorite

colors. Registration and $3

fee required. For more information,

call (708) 301-


Lockport Theatre Porter

Players Present “Radium


7 p.m. (doors open at

6:30 p.m.) Thursday, Nov.

7; 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.

8; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

9; 2 p.m. (doors open at

1:30 p.m.) Sunday, Nov.

10, Lockport Auditorium

East Campus, 1333 E. 7th

St., Lockport. In 1926, radium

was a miracle cure,

Madame Curie an international

celebrity and luminous

watches the latest

rage — until the girls

who painted them began

to fall ill with a mysterious

disease. Inspired by a

true story, “Radium Girls”

traces the efforts of Grace

Fryer, a dial painter, as she

fights for her day in court.

Her chief adversary is her

former employer, Arthur

Roeder, an idealistic man

who cannot bring himself

to believe that the same

element that shrinks tumors

could have anything

to do with the terrifying

rash of illnesses among

his employees. Written

with warmth and humor,

“Radium Girls” is a fastmoving,

highly theatrical

ensemble piece. Tickets

are $7 for adults and non-

LTHS students, $5 for seniors

and children ages 12

and under and free for students

with ID. Senior citizens

are free with a Gold

Card. To order tickets,

visit lths.org and click on

the calendar event or go to

showtix4u.com and search

“Lockport.” For questions

about tickets, call the box

office at (815) 588-8490.


Mike Hike 5K Run/Walk

8 a.m, sign in, 9 a.m.

opening ceremony, Nov.

9, Michael C. Olivieri

Trail near St. Bernard’s

Church (13030 W. 143rd

St.), Homer Glen. Race

packets will be available

for pickup starting 8 a.m.

on race day. The 5K run

will begin promptly after

the opening ceremony, and

the 5K walk begins after

runners clear the starting

area. Runners will receive

an ID bib and timing tag.

The annual event honors

Pfc. Michael Olivieri, a

Homer Glen native who

died while serving in Iraq

in June 2011. Proceeds

raised through the event

will commemorate local

heroes while supporting

improvements to our community

trails and parks.

For more information,

including pricing, and to

register, visit mikehike5k.



Veterans Day Celebration

12-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Konow’s

Corn Maze, 16849

Cedar Road, Homer Glen.

A special event to recognize

and honor all those

who are serving or have

served our country will

take place. All veterans

and members of the public

are invited to attend

the celebration with a gun

salute, raffles, music and

complimentary food and

beverages. For more information,





A Clear Look at Health

Insurance Options

5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Front

Row, 14903 Founders

Crossing, Homer Glen.

Whether you’re an individual

looking for a plan

or an employer, this free

program will help answer

some of those questions.

Anna Minkina, Healthcare

Solutions Team, will

be speaking about the new

changes for Medicare in

2020, as well as the individual

market. Anna will

help take the confusion out

of health insurance, and

see what affordable options

are out there. With all

the advertising out there,

this program should help

take some of the confusion

out of your health insurance

decisions and give

you a clear look at 2020.


Six Wives of Henry VIII

7-8 p.m. Monday, Nov.

18, Homer Township

Public Library, 14320 W.

151st St., Homer Glen.

Six women and six stories.

These fascinating women

led equally fascinating

lives, apart from the manner

in which they ended.

Educational entertainer

Martina Mathisen artfully

interweaves tales of power,

personality, and politics.

Do these six famous

wives deserve their popular

labels? Meet the six

wives and decide for yourself.

For more information,

call (708) 301-7908.

Cold-Blooded Creatures

6:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 19, Homer Township

Public Library, 14320

W. 151st St., Homer Glen.

See and touch alligators,

snakes, lizards and a tortoise.

Come explore the

world of reptiles with Jim

Nesci. Learn the latest information

and hear some

funny stories about Jim’s

adventures with reptiles.

The reptiles, brought to

this one of a kind hands-on

experience, are all userfriendly.

No registration

required. For more information,

call (708) 301-



Flag Drop-Off

Through Nov. 15, Michelle

Kerfin State Farm

Office, 14051 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen. Drop off your

old and worn American

flags, and they will be disposed

off with the respect

they deserve. For more information,

email ekerfin@


Art Display Presented by

Prairie Art Studio

8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


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For just print*, email all information to


*Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

Through Nov. 27, Homer

Township Public Library,

14320 W. 151st St., Homer

Glen. All are invited to

a special art exhibition

with student art pieces.

For more information, call

(708) 301-7908.

Veterans Breakfast

7-8:30 a.m. Mondays,

Blueberry Hill Cafe, 14355

S. Bell Road, Homer Glen.

Active, inactive and retired

military personnel

can enjoy complimentary

breakfast. For more information,

email michelle.



Blood Pressure Screenings

10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily,

Silver Cross Health Center,

12701 W. 143rd St.,

Homer Glen. Free blood

pressure checks. Walk-ins

are welcome. For more information,

call (708) 364-


Wiggles and Giggles

Every Monday-Thursday,

Homer Township

Public Library, 14320 W.

151st St., Homer Glen.

This event includes simple

stories, finger-plays,

bouncing rhymes, music

and movement activities

to encourage reading

readiness. This is a dropin

event for children 0-35

months with an adult. For

more information, contact

Youth Services at children@homerlibrary.org



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Partners revitalize Megaplex, speak

on latest and upcoming offerings

Thomas Czaja, Editor

Once complete, they

want the building to house

any number of events and

be a suitable place for people

of all ages to stop by.

When they took over

all of the Megaplex space

at 15301 S. Bell Road in

Homer Glen this past December,

business partners

Branko Boricich and Sam

Zagorac knew it would

be a massive undertaking

to renovate and update.

They had a vision to optimize

space there, making

changes and adding a

range of amenities to best

serve those interested in

coming in to workout, play

or practice a sport, have a

birthday party or simply


“We took over 10

months ago,” Boricich

said. “My background is a

trader at the Chicago Board

of Trade, a commodities

trader, and that evolved

into me investing in things.

I’ve always been a sports

guy, my kids played college

sports. I was a member

[at MPX Elite Fitness gym

on the second floor of the

Megaplex] upstairs for 10

years, so I knew the building

pretty well.

“When it became available,

my partner Sam,

who is a baseball guy who

worked for the White Sox

and is involved with baseball

construction, and I

were interested. It evolved,

and here we are.”

Perhaps the biggest

change they have made to

the Megaplex is getting rid

of the roller hockey rink on

one side of the first floor of

the building, replacing it

with hardwood courts in a

space that can be used for

Part of the renovations undertaken at the Megaplex

is the conversion of the old roller hockey rink into

a multipurpose space that can now be used for

volleyball, basketball and pickleball. photo submitted

basketball, volleyball or


This decision was one

example of maximizing the

space for different uses, according

to Boricich.

“Hockey is my favorite

sport, but the [old space],

you could only play roller

hockey on it, nothing else,”

Boricich said. “There are a

lot more basketball players,

a lot more volleyball players

than roller hockey. They

are easier to play. So, it just

made sense for us.”

While that space is complete

and already being

played on with the likes

of basketball tournaments

and for rentals and other

leagues, on the other end of

the first floor of the building,

the giant turf room

remains in use, too. The

turf is a rental space for

the likes of soccer, baseball,

softball, lacrosse and

cheerleading, and the business

partners plan to add in

batting cages there, as well.


Elsewhere, two large additions

that will be the last

to arrive that Boricich hopes

to have done by the end of

2019 — if not a bit sooner,

depending on final construction

— is a smoothie bar to

the left of the main entrance

where a nursery used to be,

as well as a full-fledged bar

and grill in the back of the

first floor.

The latter bar and grill

will be Cork & Kerry, a

popular sports bar with locations

in the Bridgeport

and Beverly neighborhoods

in Chicago. Cork &

Kerry’s new space has windows

looking out to one

end of the new hardwood

courts that replaced the old

roller hockey rink.

“It’ll be good food —

burgers, wraps, salads —

things like that,” Boricich

said. “It will have flat

screen televisions and be a

sports bar in, obviously, a

Please see megaplex, 4


Homer Glen ’ s

Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 10 • 12:00 TO 3:00

Join us foraday of fun, family &food

to Honor&Recognize allof

thosewho areserving or that have

served our country&their families!

Sponsored by:

The Village of Homer Glen

Konow’s Corn Maze

Veterans ofForeign Wars

Post 5788 &Auxiliary

Lockport American Legion

Post 18&Aux. &Sal

Homer Glen American Legion

Post 2011





Scheduled Events




Presentation of


21-Gun Salute

Honor tothe Fallen

-Taps -




FREE Event!

Bring the Family!


50” TV Door Prize

for Veterans

Raffles &



Food &Beverages

Tractor &Military

Vehicles Exhibits

Face Painting

Kids Outdoor

Fun Amusements

DJ Greg Carter from

White Rose Weddings

For More Information And Opportunities ToSupport Veterans

And The Veterans Memorial AtHeritage Park

Call the Village at708-301-0632 orvisit homerglenil.org


Send Us Your Veterans’ Photos ToBeIncluded InADigital Display!

Email To: mediarelations@homerglenil.org

Those Wishing ToRetire Unservicable Flags May Bring ToThe Event.

Flags Will Be Collected For ARetirement Ceremony.

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Township settles on way to record meetings


Recordings have

only audio, no video

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

After a spring vote by

residents to require Township

meetings be recorded

and published for the

public, Homer Township

has begun the process of

documenting its meetings

in audio recordings.

Although the original

vote by the township residents

in April was to have

the meetings videotaped

and posted online, Supervisor

Pam Meyers said

that financially and logistically

this was not practical

for the board.

“We consulted with

several IT professionals

and looked at the legal

requirements,” Meyers

explained. “If we posted

it online, it would be part

of the public record, so

we would have to make

sure it was backed up on

our server and included

closed captions.”

At the Township Board

meeting on Sept. 3, Meyers

reported that to hire

the services of a videographer,

expand their

server storage and provide

closed captioning for

the posted videos the cost

would total approximately

$3,000 per meeting, or

$36,000 per year.

The trustees agreed

this amount was prohibitive.

As an alternative, the

board voted to approve

the purchase of enhanced

audio recording equipment

and agreed to post

the recordings on the

board website alongside

the regular meeting minutes.

The total cost of the

digital recording equipment,

which can be operated

by the Township

clerk during meetings,

and the expanded storage

was $3,000.

“We did our research,

and we felt this was the

most direct, affordable

way to provide additional

information to the public,”

Meyers said.

Homer Township is not

the only local government

body to use this method

of recording. The Orland

Park Village Board uses a

similar system instead of

video recordings in order

to share a more detailed

record of its meetings.

The audio recordings

will be posted to

the Township website

under the “minutes” section

each month after

the official minutes of

the previous meeting are


The board’s meeting on

Oct. 7 was the first meeting

to be recorded, and

its audio file will be published

after the minutes

are approved in November.

Since the files will be

labeled as “audio only”

and are accompanied by

the written minutes, there

is no need for closed captioning


Addressing Yangas Park


Addressing a complaint

by a resident regarding the

Township’s responsibility

for lawn maintenance

on Venetian Way near the

entrance to Yangas Park,

Meyers emphasized the

property is not the responsibility

of the Township.

“I don’t know what was

done 30 years ago,” she

said, “but we maintain

the south side of the road

because it is park property.

The north side of the

road is partially private

property and includes a

large ComEd right-ofway.

I can’t send our park

maintenance crew onto

someone else’s property

because it’s too much of a


Meyers noted the Homer

Township Highway Department

does still maintain

the gullies road right

of way, which extends 33

feet from the center of the


“I know they maintain

all the right of ways to

take care of drainage and

sight impediments, but

they don’t do it on a weekly

basis,” Meyers said.

“It’s just part of a rotation.

If the residents who have

been maintaining it want

to try talking to the Highway

Department, maybe

they can work something


“I understand the complaint

and wanting the entrance

to the subdivision

to look neat, but we just

can’t do it.”

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sports building.”

Both Boricich and Zagorac

thought having Cork &

Kerry would be perfect for

the many parents who trick

through on a weekly basis

as a place to stop and have

a bite or beer or whatever

they like while their children

practice or play. Of

course, those wanting to

stop just to check out the

bar and grill are welcome,

as well.

The list of renovations

goes on, from new flooring

by the entrance of the

building to new lighting

to an office space and apparel

shop being built in

the middle of the first floor

for Attack Volleyball Club,

which now calls the Megaplex

home and looks to put

down roots there. Other

key tenants include Platinum

Cheer Association and

Breakaway Basketball.

“We want to make longterm

relationships with the

athletic organizations within

our area,” Zagorac said.

The business partners —

who do not own the building

but lease out the space

and have put in an estimated

$500,000 to $600,000

worth of improvements

— likewise own the MPX

Elite Fitness space on the

second floor. Boricich estimates

they have about

1,000 members up there,

and they want to continue

to provide a comfortable

place to work out.

Finally, a birthday party

space that will also be a

ping pong area will also be

situated on the first floor

near Cork & Kerry, and the

plan is to start up adult basketball

and soccer leagues.

They also plan to work

with the Village of Homer

Glen — which in the past

has mulled the idea of adding

a sports complex that,

to this point, remains unresolved

due to questions on

funding — on trying to create

programs at the Megaplex

that seniors to toddlers

can enjoy.

“Our goal is to make this

the de facto park district for

Homer Glen, for the community,”

Zagorac said. “It’s

for the community, for the

kids. It’s a facility that is

going to be multipurpose.

“We’re trying to make it

a state-of-the-art, welcoming


“I envision a place where

you can come hangout,”

Boricich said. “You can be

with family, can work out,

can watch sports, can play,

can practice, just hangout

for a while and have birthday

parties or whatever.”

For more information on

the Megaplex, visit mpx

center.com or call (708)


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Make-A-Wish celebrates

first-grader at Young School

Boy, 6, in remission

from bone cancer

receives trip to


A total of 42 Homer Jr. High students will be performing in the Illinois Music

Education Association Elementary and Junior High Division annual District I Music

Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Joliet Central High School in Joliet. Photo submitted

Choir, chorus, band Homer Jr. High

students to perform at music festival

Submitted by Homer

Community Consolidated

School District 33C

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the

Illinois Music Education

Association Elementary

and Junior High Division

will hold its annual District

I Music Festival at

Joliet Central High School

in Joliet.

The festival involves

over 500 students selected

from more than 60

schools throughout the

southwestern metropolitan

Chicago area. Appearing

in concert will be the

150-member festival band,

the 100-piece festival orchestra,

the all-female

treble chorus and the

mixed-voice festival chorus,

each numbering over

150 voices.

Among them, 16 treble

choir, 12 SATB honor

chorus and 14 honor band

members from the Homer

Jr. High Music Department

were selected by audition

to participate in the


Treble Chorus students

selected were Allison

Chorley, Eve Conley,

Bob Spychalski


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Gabby Costello, Emma

DoDAro, Velerie Ehrman,

AnnaBeth Glowczynski,

Cheyenne Klimdiewicz,

Addison Kouba, Violet

Martinez, Allie McNulty,

Evelyn Morack, Christina

Novak, Julie Perretta,

Nica Pulciani, Grace

Samuelson and Maya


The SATB Honor Chorus

includes Samuel Alvarado,

Graham Carlson,

Marcy Curry, Aubrey

Groenendal, Jacob Habas,

Payton Holzhauser,

Brandon McCarthy, Haley

McManis, Sophia Melody,

Moira Sagon, Abby Sanford

and Jacqueline Tanquilut.

Honor Band students selected

were Anna DiFilippo,

flute; Katelyn Munis,

clarinet; Nicholas Krol,

clarinet; Victoria Locacious,

clarinet; Jacob Rodeghero,

clarinet; Georgia

Dykstra, bass clarinet;

Calvin Kozor, alto saxophone;

Steven Clawson,

trumpet; Matina Papafotopoulos,

trumpet; Will

Wagner, trombone; Chris

Ripley,trombone; Alex

Borello, trombone; Logan

Nusko, trombone; Ashley

Kolz, tuba.

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Editorial Intern

Six-year-old Trevor Daley,

a first-grader at Young

School, got to go to Disneyland

this Halloween


After being diagnosed

with bone cancer in September

2018, Trevor faced

a long road to recovery.

He kept in good spirits the

whole time, his parents

said, and he never asked

for much, besides to go on

the trip of his dreams. He

went through nine months

of proton therapy before

officially being declared as

in remission.

“Through the whole process

of recovery, Trevor

stayed positive,” said his

father, John. “He never let

it get the best of him.”

A former teacher at

Young, Terra Nichele is

now involved in the Make-

A-Wish Foundation and

reached out to Trevor and

his family. After beating

cancer this past June, Trevor’s

wish was granted, and

the Disney trip was set in

motion for late October.

“Make-A-Wish came by

when he was still doing

treatment,” John said. “We

knew the trip was going to

come; we just wanted to

give it time after the treatment.”

In anticipation of Trevor’s

great trip, students and staff

at Young planned a special

parade for him before

school on the morning of

Oct. 25. He was picked up

by police and a SWAT armored

truck from his house

Trevor Daley, a 6-year-old first-grader, is escorted

down the halls as his classmates cheer and chant

his name on Oct. 25 at Young School in Homer Glen.

Daley, in remission from bone cancer, received a trip

to Disneyland through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Derek Swanson/22nd Century Media

and escorted to school,

where he was greeted by his

classmates, teachers and a

few special guests, including

Batman and Mickey and

Minnie Mouse.

“Trevor really likes

SWAT stuff,” said Will

County Sheriff’s Office

Lt. Jim Holuj. “Our office

was contacted by Make-A-

Wish, and they asked us for

a ride. The administration

gave an immediate yes, no

questions asked.”

The police unanimously

agreed, with Sheriff Jim

Kelley adding, “These are

the fun times when we get

to have the SWAT cars out.”

After being dropped off

by officers, Trevor was escorted

through the school

by Mickey and Batman.

Principal Nathan Baldwin,

dressed as Mickey, has had

other positive interactions

with Trevor in the past.

“He’s a great kid,” Baldwin

said. “He can just walk

up to any staff member and

make conversation with


During the parade, students

from across the

school lined the walls and

celebrated Trevor’s arrival,

with some making posters

to welcome him back

to school after the time he

missed while in treatment.

Many others reached to

shake hands with Batman,

though it was clear that

Trevor was the true star of

the show, as the children

chanted his name as he paraded

the halls.

“Trevor was really happy

to come back to school,”

said his mother, Mary Babehis.

“Through all that he’s

been through, he still has a

great sense of humor.”

Nichele has had a special

connection with Trevor

since the pair first met.

“This whole school all

loves Trevor so much,” she

said. “They all wanted to be

involved. Trevor is a friend

to everyone.”

Trevor and his family left

for Disneyland on Oct. 26

and visited the “scary Halloween

parts,” as per his request.

Aside from his sense

of humor, Trevor’s interests

are those of many children,

include reading, science,

baseball and playing Minecraft.

Where Trevor stands

out is not based upon his

former illness, but rather

clearly through the positive

interactions he brings with

all who know him.

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Trunk or Treat a Halloween

spectacle filled with creativity

More than 2,000

people attend

event at Heritage

Park by Village Hall

Submitted by Village of

Homer Glen

The weather on Oct. 27

provided a special treat

to all who attended the

Village of Homer Glen’s

Trunk or Treat event at

Heritage Park. Originally

scheduled for Oct. 26, the

event was rescheduled to

the next day due to rain.

The rescheduling did not

hurt event attendance,

which was estimated at

more than 2,000 by the


Amy Blank, communications

and recreation services

coordinator for the

Village said the attendance

far exceeded the Village’s


Residents, businesses

and organizations added a

variety of creative touches

to their vehicle decorations.

Attendees cast ballots

for their favorite

trunks, and three winners

were selected.

For the Scary category,

the winner was the Huth/

Alcantar family with

“Haunted Van,” which had

a haunted house in their

van for children to crawl


The Fun category winner

was Elite Dance Academy

with “Descendants,”

who also provided a flash

mob dance demonstration.

The Overall category

favorite winner was the

Homer Township “Pirate


The creativity and winners

were not limited to

Isabella Rarick, dressed as Mal from “Descendants,”

helps represent the Elite Dance Academy entry which

won the Fun Category on Oct. 27 at the Trunk or Treat

held at Heritage Park in Homer Glen. Photos submitted

Addison (left) and Austen Huth won the Scary category

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helping decorate the trunk were Donna Huth and Katie


the decorated vehicles.

The costumed children

were the winners of treats

and many smiles.

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event provided a great


opportunity for residents

to enjoy a day with their

neighbors and meet local

business representatives,

noting the Village looks

forward to a repeat next


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police reports

Teens reportedly vandalize

men’s bathroom at Wendy’s

Staff Report

Several teenagers allegedly

smashed a toilet,

left toilet water all

over the floor and ripped

a soap dispenser off the

wall on Oct. 17 in a restroom

at the Wendy’s fast

food restaurant at 14115

S. Bell Road. Deputies

were called about 9:42

p.m. in regard to criminal

damage at the restaurant,

according to police. The

deputies spoke to employees

who said they saw the

teens enter the dining

area, with some going

into the men’s bathroom

before exiting the restaurant,

police said.

When the teenagers left,

an employee went into the

bathroom and reportedly

saw the damage and toilet

water on the floor. Video

surveillance cameras were

being reviewed.

Witnesses said they

thought the teens are from

Lemont High School. The

incident remained under


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• Andrew Ryou, 55, of 104

E. Louis Avenue in Lake

Forest, was charged with

driving under the influence

at S. Bell Road and W.

143rd St.

• Three unlocked vehicles

were allegedly entered,

though nothing appeared

to be missing from them

afterward, in the 13000

block of W. Arabian Drive.

• Breedan Ruther, 19, of

16553 S. Zausa Drive in

Crest Hill, was charged

with possession of cannabis

over 100 grams and

possession of a controlled

substance in the 13000

block of W. Choctaw Trail.

Oct. 18

• Jaklynn Denise Nichols-

Anderson, 34, of 13918

Central Park Avenue in

Robbins, was cited for

reportedly speeding and

driving while having a suspended

license at S. Lemont

Road and W. 143rd St.

Oct. 16

• An unlocked pickup truck


was reportedly entered and

had a radio receiver stolen

from the dashboard at

Straightline Landscaping

at 15836 S. Annico Drive.

Oct. 14

• Eduardo Santiago-Martinez,

49, of 8116 Carolwood

Lane in Woodridge,

was cited for improper

windshield condition, invalid

driver’s license and

operating an uninsured

motor vehicle at W. 143rd

St. and S. Bell Road, police


Oct. 13

• Vitali Morozov, 46,

of 16714 S. Brentwood

Court in Homer Glen, was

charged with driving under

the influence, improper

lane usage, failure to yield

to emergency vehicle and

disobeying a lane control

sign at S. Bell Road and

W. 151st St.

Oct. 12

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Creative Cakes decorators

take second place at

international competition

It was two days of intense,

fast-paced competition,

and Ashley Spitzer

and Robbyn Yuen proved

to their fellow cake decorators

that they deserved to

be there.

Representing Creative

Cakes in Tinley Park, the

duo placed second overall

out of six teams at the

The Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus

Grand Champion Creative

Decorating Competition

held Sept. 7-9 in Las Vegas

in conjunction with

the International Baking

Industry Expo.

This was the second

year that Yuen, a Tinley

Park resident, and Spitzer,

a resident of Midlothian,

competed together —

placing second last year in

Atlantic City.


“I enjoy travelling with

Robbyn, because outside

of work we’re actually

friends, so it’s fun to be

able to go out of town with

her,” Spitzer said. “We lug

all our luggage around. We

bounce ideas off of each

other. So, it’s fun to do this

with a friend, not just a coworker,

and I feel like that

really helps.”

During the first day of

competition, the pair made

a rolled fondant cake and

sculpted cake, and the second

day they made a wedding

cake and a “surprise”

cake, which was a threeteir

buttercream cake that

was announced to them

when they arrived the day


As a result of their

scores, the duo won

$4,000 collectively, which

they split.

“We just want to really

build awareness of Creative

Cakes,” Spitzer said.

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Rock Bottom Orland Park


“I’ve worked here for 13

years and this is my place

and I couldn’t imagine

myself working at any other

bakery, honestly.”

Reporting by Jacquelyn

Schlabach, Editor. For more,

visit TinleyJunctionDaily.



Multiple agencies

participate in simulated

train derailment exercise

The average daily ridership

across six counties on

Metra’s commuter trains

is approximately 177,000.

There are two Metra stations

in Mokena, at Front

Street downtown and the

Hickory Creek station on

the east side of town.

Now, imagine if one of

those trains derailed. People

are injured. The train

is heavily damaged and

From 6-10pm


of all sales


will benefit the

food pantry

Cheers Charity

could pose additional risks

to both passengers and

emergency responders.

How would emergency

personnel respond? What

protocols are in place to attend

to injured passengers?

What systems are in place

to quickly and efficiently

respond to such a hypothetical


On Oct. 26, Village officials

teamed up with Metra

and Department of Homeland

Security Transportation

Safety Administration

officials at the Hickory

Creek station for a training

exercise based precisely

on those concerns.

The joint training exercise

included members of

Mokena police, fire and

other support staff from

the Village. And, according

to Mokena Police

Chief Steve Vaccaro, everything

went “seamless.”

Vaccaro said that all parties

worked well together

and that, from a preparation

standpoint, Mokena

“is prepared” in the event

of this sort of emergency


While the Village and

its partnerships with Will

County, Metra and neighboring


emergency responders are

strong, Vaccaro stressed

the need to continue these

sorts of training exercises

to ensure each department

is on top of the latest developments

in technology

to assist in emergency situations.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Editor. For more, visit Moke



Sold-out painting party

benefits LWSRA programs

Wine, painting and a

good time made for the

perfect mixture for a soldout

crowd Oct. 27 at Gina’s

Teardrop Cafe in New

Lenox. Friends, families

and athletes gathered to

paint inspirational quotes

on wooden boards as a

fundraiser for the Lincolnway

Special Recreation


“I’d do anything to be

with these people,” Nicki

Sweezer, a basketball

player on the LWSRA

wheelchair team, said

while looking through the

30 or so available quotes

to use for her board.

She landed on “it’s all just

a bunch of hocus pocus.”

“I’m all about Halloween,”

Sweezer said.

Proceeds from the

event will go toward a

scholarship program,

the association’s sports

teams or an adult day program,

LWSRA Executive

Director Keith Wallace

said, adding that a specific

allocation has not

been decided yet. Gina’s

Teardrop Cafe donated

sandwiches and drinks

for the event, and DIY

Sign Party led the painting


Reporting by Kyle LaHucik,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit NewLenoxPatriot



Scare today, gone

tomorrow: Custodian

transforms school

overnight for Halloween

When students at Liberty

School leave the

building on Oct. 30 every

year, they start to see

hints of what custodian

Bill Pluta has done there

for Halloween the past

five years. It’s not until

Halloween morning,

though, that anyone but

Pluta truly understands

the scope of it. And by

Nov. 1, it vanishes

“First thing in the morning,

I love standing out in

that hallway and watching

them freak out,” Pluta said

of seeing students react to

Liberty’s Halloween transformation.

“That’s the best


Pluta — on his own time

and his own dime — this

year outfitted the elementary

school with roughly

40 inflatables, which could

be found arching over each

entryway, in the multipurpose

room and around

the gymnasium/lunchroom.

Keeping in mind

the students there run from

grades 3-5, some of the

displays — which include

animatronics and ghosts

that zip on wires overhead

— provide little scares but

include no gore.

“I keep things fun,” Pluta


The piece de resistance

is a graveyard scene

tucked into a corner near

the multipurpose room.

Reporting by Bill Jones, Editor.

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From Page 8

the front door of a home,

causing it to shatter, in the

15000 block of S. Badger


• Jeffrey Nguyen, 19, of

16534 Siegel Drive in

Crest Hill, was cited for

driving while having a suspended

license and speeding

at W. 143rd St. and S.

Lemont Road.

Editor’s note: The Homer

Horizon’s police reports

come from the Will County

Sheriff’s Department’s online

news bulletin service. Anyone

listed in these reports is considered

to be innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

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From the Editor

Taking a look at business news for Homer Glen

Thomas Czaja


It is safe to say that, for

the most part, any new

business is good for

the community.

Typically, the new business

will attract people to

town and have a positive

economic impact. That

said, it is good to get a

variety to businesses,

wanting to have a number

of services, restaurants and

what have you nearby to

partake in.

Obviously, some businesses

are bigger than

others, and some are

capable of offering more

or establishing a firmer

footprint in the community.

It can definitely be hard, at

times, to know what will

make it and what will not,

and those who run these

businesses do their best in

trying to figure that out.

In this issue of the newspaper,

we highlight some

significant business happenings

in the community.

The first is in regard to the

Megaplex on Bell Road,

which I am sure many of

you have been to before,

whether for exercise, a

child’s practice or what

have you.

The changes and renovations

being undertaken

at the Megaplex under

Branko Boricich and Sam

Zagorac will include Cork

& Kerry bar and grill, as

well as a smoothie bar,

being added inside, not

to mention new courts,

adult leagues, office space,

an apparel shop, batting

cages, flooring, lighting

and more.

You can read the full details

of what is being done

on Page 3 of this issue.

Again, when some new

businesses come in, it is

typically one or two things

or services they have. With

the Megaplex — fitting

with its name — it is

larger, and the impact will

be larger, too. It is more

space for athletics and

amenities in Homer Glen

being funded by these

partners looking to make it

a community space.

The other new business

story in this issue is about

Tavern in the Glen, which

is featured as this week’s

Dish spot on Page 19 of

this issue. I know there has

been a lot of buzz about

this and other bars/restaurants

like Cork & Kerry

coming to town, because

people naturally like having

more dining options

and the like.

The trio of owners for

that business — Jeff Wood,

Kevin Connolly and Greg

Stefanon — are all in their

first bar/restaurant venture

together, making their

dream happen. They took

a space that had previously

housed a couple other

businesses, put their stamp

on it, redid the interior

extensively (including

adding a church pew!) and

hope for it to be another

community gathering spot

for years to come.

As with any new establishment,

it is now up to

the community to check

each of these places out

and see what they think as

the business landscape in

town continues to evolve.

“Happy Halloween from the Village people! We

know trick-or-treaters will be bundled up today

while trick-or-treating. Let us see your costumes

by sharing your photos in the comments


Village of Homer Glen, from Thursday, Oct. 31.

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“Thanks to the parents who joined Dr. McBride @

PorterSup205 this morning for Superintendent

Walk and Talk--an opportunity to see the inner

workings of LTHS, ask questions and share


@LockportHS205, Lockport Township High

School, from Oct. 30.

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Letters to the Editor

To all residents of Homer


Here comes another

road project that is completely

useless. After the

159th Street renovation is

done and the 143rd Street

renovation begins (another

2-3 year project) Homer

Glen Mayor George Yukich

wants to widen 151st

street from Cedar Road to

Bell road.

This coming with commercial

and residential

growth that is stagnant at

best. As of this writing,

there are zero projects

in the works that border

159th Street to the south,

151st Street to the north,

Cedar Road to the west

and Bell Road to the east.

There is “talk” of a sports

complex to go in on this

surrounding area, but as of

now, not one set plan.

Also, this project will

cost taxpayers, but more

on that at a later date. The

Village Board says they

have to widen 151st Street

because of increased traffic

due to the widening of

159th Street and the relocation

of the Village Hall.

I have a couple of questions.

1.) Has a traffic

study been done? 2.) Why

widen 159th Street if motorists

will not go back to

said roadway? 3.) Does the

Village Hall attract more

people than the golf course

did? My home borders

151st Street and the new

Heritage Park. Since the

new lane configurations

went in on 159th, I have

noticed a decrease in traffic

along 151st Street.

This is a reminder to

the residents along 151st

Street that the road is going

to come closer to your

homes. That means increased

safety risks, noise

and the elimination of

privacy. It is time for the

residents of 151st Street

to show up at the Village

Board meetings and speak

out on a waste of federal

and local taxes being


Keep the four-lane roadways

to the commercial areas

and 151st to residential

traffic and not a thruway

for non-residents.

Tom Petraitis

Homer Glen resident

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Publisher 22nd Century Media names winners

for its 2019 Halloween contests, Page 17

Pulling it off

Trio of friends chase dream of pub

ownership with Tavern in the Glen, Page 19

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Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

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Women’s Group Event

6:30-8 p.m. Sunday,

Nov. 10. A fun evening of

painting a beautiful Life

Expressions Decor 4x24-

inch sign. At the end, one

will have a beautiful piece

to display at home or give

as a gift. Signs are $22

each, or if one finds three

phrases they want, they

can make all three for $58.

The three for $58 pricing

is available if all three

signs are made by one person.

Guests are welcome

to bring a friend or two.




Community Blood Drive

3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.


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3 during services. There is

a Kids Klub for children in

grades 4-5 during the service.

Bible Study

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Open to anyone ready to

discuss the Bible.

Christian Life Church

(15609 W. 159th St., Homer Glen)

Sunday Service

10 a.m.

EDGE Youth Service

7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish

(16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Daily Mass

8 a.m. Monday-Saturday

Weekend Mass

5 p.m. Saturday

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5

p.m. Sunday

Holy Hour

First Friday of each

month with 8 a.m. Mass

followed by exposition of

the blessed sacrament at

8:30 a.m. and concluding

with benediction at 9 a.m.

Council of Catholic Women

7 p.m. Second Tuesday

of the month.

Women of the parish

meet to discuss its needs.

The group also hosts a

monthly charity bake sale.

St. Bernard Parish

(13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen)

Happy Hours (Seniors)

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Seniors meet monthly for

food, fun and fellowship.

St. Bernards Kids’ Choir

4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays.

All children in grades

first through eighth are

welcome to join choir.

A permission slip to join

can be obtained through

Julie Kane at the table by

the church exit or through

one’s RE teacher.

Weekday Worship

9:30 a.m. weekdays.

Communion Service on


Weekend Worship

4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and

11:30 a.m. every Sunday.


3:30-4:15 p.m. First

and third Saturday of the

month. Confessions are

also available upon request

at any time.

Community Choir Practice

7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Parish members ages 16

and older may join the

choir. The choir needs

vocalists and instrumentalists.

For more information,

join the weekly

rehearsal or contact the

music director, Julie

Kane, after Mass on Sundays.

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

(14610 S. Will Cook Road, Homer Glen)

Knowledge and Prayer

Series Presents: “Sacred

Art - A Blueprint for

Saving Lives”

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.

12. The Rev. Thomas

Loya — pastor of Annunciation


speaker, author and artist

— will address questions

of messages behind art

and architecture created

by and for the church.

This program is part of

the Knowledge and Prayer

Series presented by the

Multi-Parish Respect Life

Ministries of St. Francis

of Assisi, Our Lady of

the Woods, St. Michael,

St. Bernard, Our Mother

of Good Counsel and

Annunciation Byzantine

Catholic parishes.

Sunday Services

8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30

a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10

a.m. Sunday School. For

more information, call

(708) 645-0652.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

(15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Sunday Services

8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30

a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10

a.m. Sunday School. For

more information, call

(708) 645-0652.

New Life Community Church - Homer


(14832 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen)

Weekly Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays; for

more information, call

(815) 838-1416.

Kids Zone Ministry

10 a.m. Sundays.

Children up to fifth grade

can participate in games,

singing, take part in interactive

Bible teaching and

participate in hands-on

crafts. Participants should

arrive 5-10 minutes prior

to the service to sign children

up for the group. For

more information, call

(815) 838-1416.

Parkview Christian Church - Homer Glen

(14367 W. 159th St., Homer Glen)

Alley After Hours

7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

This event is for fourthand

fifth-graders at all

campuses. The fourth- and

fifth-graders are taking

over the buildings. Alley

After Hours is a night

to hangout and have fun.

There will be laser tag,

games, inflatables, concessions

for purchase and so

much more. The cost is $15

at the door to participate

in the Alley After Hours.

For questions on the event,

contact Stephanie at (708)

478-7477, ext. 209.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Abhinanda Datta at


com or call (708) 326-9170

ext. 15. Information is due

by noon Thursday one week

prior to publication.

homerhorizondaily.com life & arts

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Winners selected for 22CM’s Halloween

costume, pumpkin-carving competitions

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

The dust has settled on yet another

Halloween, and with it another

round of costume and pumpkincarving

contests here at 22nd Century


Winners were chosen based on

creativity, successful execution of

an idea, quality of craftsmanship and

consideration of the holiday/season

from entries submitted across our

Orland Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort,

Mokena, New Lenox, Homer Glen

and Lockport coverage areas.

The accompanying gallery includes

information on the winners

in each category, as well as the

prizes they won. Thank you to everyone

who took the time to enter

this year.

Best Adult Costume-Creative

Winner: Jeff Eggener, of New Lenox

What he won: A certificate good for

two tickets for Blue Man Group at

the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago;

a certificate good for $5 off any

purchase $10 or more at Pop’s,

16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport;

and a $25 gift card for Gizmos Fun

Factory, 66 Orland Square Drive, Suite

D, in Orland Park.

Best Children’s Costume

Winners: The Luckhard Family, of

Orland Park

What they won: A $20 gift certificate

from Short & Sweet-Tasty Treats,

9975 W. Lincoln Highway in

Frankfort; a certificate good for

$5 off any purchase $10 or more

at Pop’s, 16600 W. 159th St. in

Lockport; and a $25 gift card for

Gizmos Fun Factory, 66 Orland

Square Drive, Suite D, in Orland Park.

Best Pumpkin Created by a Child

Winner: Charlie Sang, of Lockport

What he won: Two hours of free

bowling for up to six people,

including shoe rentals, along

with a pizza and pitcher full of

pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009

West Laraway Road in New

Lenox; a $25 gift certificate for

Odyssey Fun World, 19111 Oak

Park Ave. in Tinley Park; and coupons good for one

free value basket and one free one-scoop sundae

at Culver’s, 9130 159th St. in Orland Park.

See the photos for all winners and a couple more submissions

from Homer Glen at HomerHorizonDaily.com.

Best Adult-Crafted Pumpkin

Winner: Tim Keber, of New


What he won: A

certificate good for two

tickets for Blue Man

Group at the Briar Street

Theatre in Chicago; a

free, large cheese pizza

from Aurelio’s, 19836

Wolf Road in Mokena;

and coupons good for

one free value basket

and one free one-scoop

sundae at Culver’s, 9130

159th St. in Orland Park.

Best Adult Costume-Scary

Photos submitted

Winners: Tom and Mike

Lilleberg, of Homer Glen

What they won: A $25 gift

certificate for Chesdan’s

Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S.

Bell Road in Homer Glen; a

certificate good for $5 off

any purchase $10 or more at

Pop’s, 16600 W. 159th St. in

Lockport; and a $25 gift card

for Gizmos Fun Factory, 66

Orland Square Drive, Suite D,

in Orland Park.

Best friends Mikey Waterloo (left), from Lockport, and

Freddie Miller, from Homer Glen, pose in front of a neon

background on Friday, Nov. 1, during the Blacklight

Dance for freshmen at LTHS’s Central Campus.

Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

Blacklight Dance

a chance for LTHS

freshmen to bond

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

With a few months of

high school under their

belts, freshmen students

at Lockport Township

High School let down

their walls and danced

the night away during the

second Blacklight Dance.

The event took place

Friday, Nov. 1, at LTHS’s

Central Campus.

“We’re in charge of

homecoming activities

and this dance, which is

the main event for freshmen,”

explains Sarah

Weimer, who is an English

teacher and freshman

class council co-sponsor.

“It’s always been a start

of school dance in August,

but with all the Friday

night home football

games, we changed it to


Walking in the cafeteria,

one could feel the

excitement as several

freshmen were dancing,

playing giant Jenga and

taking photos with props

in front of a glow in the

dark backdrop.

“This is a freshmen

only dance,” said Elizabeth

Meister, who is a

math teacher and freshman

co-sponsor at the

Lockport high school

freshman center. “This

dance has been around

for a while, which started

out being called the White

Out Dance.”

“This is our second

year of co-sponsoring

it” Weimer said. “We

changed the name to

Blacklight Dance because

we thought it was more

true to the dance theme.

The idea for this dance

was to do something social

and meet other freshmen.

Now that we have it

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The Dish

Trio of friends collaborate to open Tavern in the Glen

Homer bar and

restaurant strives

to be a comfortable

neighborhood spot

Thomas Czaja, Editor

Three friends spoke increasingly

in recent years

of realizing their dream to

open a pub together.

These buddies — Jeff

Wood, Kevin Connolly

and Greg Stefanon —

found the right spot to

make that goal a reality,

opening Tavern in the Glen

on Aug. 30 in Homer Glen.

The trio of Orland Park

residents envisioned a

comfortable neighborhood

gathering place they could

call their own.

“I worked for a family

business that got bought

out four years ago that

manufactured mats; Kevin

is an electrician; and Greg

is retired from the FBI,”

Wood said, noting none

have any prior bar or restaurant

experience. “We

talked for years wanting to

do this, and now seemed

like the time.”

With that mindset, they

learned the industry as

they developed Tavern in

the Glen, with Connolly

using his expertise as an

electrician and builder to

completely remodel the

The loaded fries ($9) are made with a wedge-like fry,

and feature bacon, cheese, red onion, tomato and sour


space. They increased the

size of the bar its seating,

upped the amount of televisions

from four to 18

and added a garage door

that opens near an adjacent

door to a new outdoor patio


There is one more interesting

new addition to

Tavern in the Glen.

“We have a church pew,”

Wood said of the long pew

stretching across several

tables — part of new seating

where the former entryway

and front windows

to the business are. “A

church closed in Milwaukee.

We bought [the [pew]

online and drove up there

and brought it back.”

While maximizing space

by adding to the bar and

creating more seating was

imperative, the main focus

of any bar and restaurant

is to provide quality food

and drinks. Occupying the

space that used to house

Steamer’s Hot Dogs and

then At Ease Craft Beer

Pub, Tavern in the Glen’s

ownera are confident they

have the goods to stay.

“It’s a simple menu right

now,” Wood said. “Being

brand new, we didn’t want

to have too much on the

menu. We wanted to make

a good, small menu, and

everybody has been very

happy about it.”

The partners plan to

grow the menu as time

goes on, but one of the

most popular sandwiches

so far is the smash burger

($9), which comes with a

6-ounce patty served on a

brioche bun with cheese,

lettuce, tomato and onion.

The Italian beef ($8) is one of the popular sandwiches at

Tavern in the Glen in Homer Glen. It is served on garlic

bread au jus. Peppers or cheese can be added for 50

cents each. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

Diners have their choice

of American, pepper Jack,

cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella

or provolone, and all

sandwiches include one’s

choice of fries or coleslaw.

“We get three deliveries

a week for everything,”

Wood said. “Our burgers

and everything [are] made

fresh daily.”

The chicken tender

sandwich ($9) has chicken

tenders, bacon, cheddar,

lettuce, tomato and

onion, served on a black,

charcoal-infused bun with

chipotle mayo.

The chicken tender

sandwich also made the

menu, because it was the

meal Greg used to have

regularly back when he

was at the Naval Academy.

“All our bread is bought

from a bakery,” Wood said.

“We spend a little more on

that. We want to be aboveaverage

bar food.”

On the appetizer side

of things, the loaded fries

or nachos ($9) — stacked

with bacon, cheese, red onion,

tomato and sour cream

— have been a big hit.

Of course, no tavern

is complete without its

alcoholic offerings, and

Tavern in the Glen keeps

a handful of beers on tap,

with several rotating for

seasonal options. There

also are a number of beer

selections in cans at the

revamped bar.

In striving to be more

than a dive bar, the owners

have made sure to have

something for the wine

enthusiasts, too, with a

red Mirassou Pinot Noir

from California ($7 glass,

Tavern in the Glen

15761 S. Bell Road

in Homer Glen


• 11 a.m.-midnight


• 11 a.m.-1 a.m.


For more information:



Phone: (708) 645-


$26 bottle) being just one


“We went a little higher-end

than what most

bars have,” Wood said.

“We have wine drinkers

very happy when they

come in.”

The hope for the owners

is the updated ambiance

and selections — along

with daily specials, such

as pot roast on Mondays,

and a $7 burger and draft

beer deal on Wednesdays

— will make Tavern in

the Glen like the local

“Cheers” for Homer Glen.

“The most rewarding

thing is seeing people

coming in, actually telling

us they feel comfortable

and it’s a welcoming

place,” Wood said.

“That’s what we love to



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later, we felt more kids would

come. They’re not as nervous,

and they’re more coming with


Dancing at the event was

Mikey Waterloo. Wearing a

neon green hat and high-fiving

everyone, Waterloo radiated


“This is my second dance in

high school,” Waterloo said.

“This dance has been set up

well; there are a lot of cool activities.”

Waterloo, who was on the

freshmen football team, was

happy to be at a social event on

a Friday night.

“I met a lot of familiar faces

tonight, including my good

friend Freddie Miller who I’ve

known since kindergarten.”

Both attended Walsh School

and have been friends ever

since. “This dance gets people

together to have a good time.”

Miller also gave his stamp of

approval for the dance and evening.

“I like the whole glow in the

dark theme,” said Miller, from

Homer Glen. “I enjoy hanging

out with my friends at the

dances. I’m seeing old friends

and meeting new ones.

“Getting together with people

I’ve known since kindergarten

to kids I just met makes for a

fun night.”

Ultimately, it was a chance

to continue to enhance the

high school experience and

gain new relationships along

the way.

“This is a good way to spend

your night,” Waterloo added.

“You build connections, make

new friends and just have a

great time, that’s what high

school is about.”

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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Palm starch

5. Dalai ___

9. Shrubs with intoxicating


14. “Ghostbusters”


15. Historic Scott

16. Japanese dog

17. Castle barrier

18. Be lazy

19. Establish the

truth of

20. Ice house

22. “Diary” singer,

first name

24. Circus performer

26. Friend in France

29. Abbr. in many

org. names

31. Lockport softball

star, Haley

33. Snare or bongo

35. Gulf port

39. Caspian Sea


40. Do followers

41. “Black ___”

1987 detective

thriller with Dennis


43. Ceremonial act

44. Police dept. alerts

45. Cosmonaut


46. Disfigure

47. Attacks

50. Dog pest

52. Gibraltar, for

one: Abbr.

53. Recent LTHS

graduates and triplets

(family name)

57. The beginning

58. Moolah

63. American worker

66. Summer coolers

68. Writer from


69. Photographer’s


70. Golf targets

71. Son of Noah

72. Road taxes

73. Confirmation

74. Sounds of disapproval


1. Wimbledon contest

before the final

2. Excited

3. Target

4. Moved ___ the


5. “Bad” cholesterol


6. Cacophonous

7. ___ Yello (soft


8. Ignore a cue card,


9. Per ___

10. Soup vegetable

11. Tech exec, for short

12. Off-road goer, for


13. Freelance writer’s


21. Bit in a horse’s


23. Top limit

25. Tooth companion

26. Safari country

27. Mazda ___

28. Danube tributary

29. Musical selection

30. Not quite right

32. Hospital cry

33. Becomes tiresome

34. Plant transfer

36. Handyman’s letters

37. Part of some e-mail


38. “___ any drop to

drink.” - Coleridge

42. Wireless medium

48. Banded gemstones

49. Essay

51. Screen type

54. Collaborate

55. Endow with a gift

56. Vice presidents


57. Honey

59. Drying kiln

60. Grunts of distaste

61. Computer expert

62. Does some tailoring

63. L.A. hours

64. Texter’s “Here’s

what I think”

65. Rapper prefix

67. Mach 1 breaker


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Orland Park; (708) 532-


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■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania


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Homer Glen; (708) 645-


■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:


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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

In Manhattan, Peotone, and Joliet – From the mid-$200’s

New designs are a result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the



School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within the

desirable Peotone School District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s in

California with designs based on a

simpler, functional aesthetic using

a higher level of craftsmanship

and natural materials. These

homes were a departure from

homes that were mass produced

from that era, “according to Bryan

Nooner, president of Distinctive

Home Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for many

of the same reasons it started over

a century ago. Our customers

want to live in a home that gets

away from the “mass produced”

look and live in a home that has

more character. As a result of

our daily interaction with our

homeowners and their input, we

are excited to introduce these two

homes, with additional designs in

the works.”

Nooner, who meets with each

homeowner prior to construction,

has been working on these plans

for a while and felt that the

timing was ideal for the debut.

“Customers were asking for

something different and simple

with less monotony and higher

architectural standards.” The

result was the Craftsman ranch

and the Prairie two story, now

available at Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor. The Craftsman

ranch features an open floor plan

with Great Room, three bedrooms,

two baths and a two-car (optional

three-car) garage. The Prairie

features a two-story foyer and

Great Room, three bedrooms

and one and one-half baths, a

convenient Flex Room space

on the main level and a two-car

(optional three-car) garage. The

Craftsman architectural elements

on both homes include brick and

stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

Distinctive offers custom maple

kitchen cabinets featuring solid

wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is

very rare in the marketplace.

“When you buy a new home

from Distinctive, you truly are

receiving custom made cabinets

in every home we sell no matter

what the price range,” noted


Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “Many

of our skilled craftsmen have

been working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

and one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.” Nooner

added that all homes are highly

energy efficient. Every home

built will have upgraded wall and

ceiling insulation values with

energy efficient windows and

high efficiency furnaces. Before

homeowners move into their new

home, Distinctive Home Builders

conducts a blower door test that

pressurizes the home to ensure

that each home passes a set of

very stringent Energy Efficiency


With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six two

story single-family home styles

to choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

to two-and-one-half baths, two

to three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of the

first floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood floors

in the kitchen, baths and foyer;

genuine wood trim and doors

and concrete driveways can all

be yours at Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor. Most all home

sites at Prairie Trails andWestGate

Manor can accommodate a threecar

garage; a very important

amenity to the Manhattan

homebuyer, said Nooner. “When

we opened Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor we wanted

to provide the best new home

value for the dollar and we feel

with offering Premium Standard

Features that we do just that. So

why wait? This is truly the best

time to build your dream home!”

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site,

as well as direct access to the 22-

mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through many

neighboring communities and

links to many other popular trails.

The Manhattan Metra station is

less than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built homes throughout

Manhattan in the Butternut Ridge

and Leighlinbridge developments,

as well as in the Will and south

Cook county areas over the past

30 years.

Distinctive has two early

delivery homes available at its

newest community, Cedar Creek

in Joliet where you can choose

your colors now and move in 45

days. One is a three-bedroom

Princeton ranch with two full

baths in an open floor plan with

kitchen and Great Room. Priced

at $289,990 this home has over

$20,000 in free upgrades. The

second home is a Brentwood

three-bedroom raised ranch with

an oversized garage. Priced at

$279,900, this home features

many interior and exterior

architectural details and over

$30,000 in free upgrades.

Visit the on-site sales

information center for

unadvertised specials and view

the numerous styles of homes

being offered and the available

lots. Call Lynne Rinck at (708)

737-9142 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.


The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor new home information

center is located three miles

south of Laraway Rd. on Rt.

52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00

p.m. Closed Wednesday and

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If you are looking for the perfect ranch home

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Sept. 5

• 14320 S. Saddle

Brook Lane, Homer

Glen, 604918567

Colleen Wengler Trustee

to Shelly Moy, $202,000

• 14447 S. Provencal

Drive, Homer Glen,

604917580 Wayne

Callham to Russell

Gullickson, Susan M.

Gullickson, $345,000

Sept. 6

• 14924 Innisbrook

Lane, HomerGlen,

604915948 Steven

M. Roehl to Dale A.

Cizek, Paige K. Cizek,


• 15102 W. 147th

St., Homer Glen,

604917551 Jerry

V. Dedic to Gordon

Manasek, Veronica

Manasek, $500,000

Sept. 9

• 13220 W. Choctaw

Trail, Homer Glen,

604918661 Tim

Georgiopoulos to

Matthew J. Zarebczam,

Maria Zarebczam,


• 14914 Cog Hill

Lane, Homer Glen,

604915927 John D.

Ouradnik to Marcin

Szczerbiak, Gabriela

Szczerbiak, $320,000

• 16030 S. Messenger

Circle, Homer Glen,

604917817 Mario

Bonafede to Sandra P.

Digioia, $250,000

Sept. 10

• 13123 Hidden Valley

Drive, Homer Glen,

604918486 Ieva

Bogusas to Paul Rasp,

Christie Rasp, $470,000

• 14659 Pebble Creek

Court, Homer Glen,

604919355 James

J. Ringbauer to Kevin

M. Cerny, Brittni R.

Cartalino, $269,000

• 15126 W. 147th

St., Homer Glen,

604917551 Donald B.

Blasing to Raul Martinez

Jr., $365,000

• 18016 S. Parker

Road, Homer Glen,

604919739 Roger

B. Bentley to George

Tragos, $297,000

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2701 Property for


2703 Legal


2703 Legal


2703 Legal





of 13532 S Janas Pkwy, Homer Glen

AKA Lockport, IL 60441 (Single Family

Home). On the 21stday of November,

2019 to be held at 12:00 noon, at

the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57

N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, under Case Title: The Bank of

New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of

New York, successor-in-interest to

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association,

successor-in-interest to

Bank One, National Association as

Trustee for CSFB Mortgage-Backed

Pass-Through Certificates, Series

2003-23 Plaintiff V. Mark Iacoponi;

et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1607 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will


In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090









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) SS.






The Bank ofNew York Mellon, f/k/a

The Bank of New York,

successor-in-interest to JPMorgan

Chase Bank, National Association, successor-in-interest

toBank One, National

Association asTrustee for CSFB Mort-

gage-Backed Pass-Through Certificates,

Series 2003-23



Mark Iacoponi; et. al.


No. 18 CH 1607


Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 14th day of August, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

21st day of November, 2019 , commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, sell at public auction tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:










Commonly known as:

13532 S Janas Pkwy, Homer Glen

AKA Lockport, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home



Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will


In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.



Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County

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I, Tim Brophy, County Treasurer and Ex-Officio County Collector of Will County in

the State of Illinois, give notice that Iwill apply onthe fourth Tuesday in November,

2019, the same being the twenty-sixth day of said month, to the Circuit Court ofsaid

County for Tax Sale, to be held at the Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago

Street, in the City ofJoliet, in said County of Will for Judgment against properties

described inthe delinquent lists for the taxes, special assessments, interest and

costs due thereon and that Iwill then and there apply for an order tosell the properties

for the satisfaction of said general taxes, special assessments, interest and costs. I

also give notice that onDecember 5, 2019 the same being the first Thursday next succeeding

the date of application, all the properties for the sale of which an order is

made will be exposed to public sale at the Will County Office Building aforesaid in

said County and State for the amount of taxes and costs due. Said tax sale will commence

at the hour of nine a.m. on said Thursday, the fifth ofDecember, 2019 and

will continue from day today until all properties upon which general taxes, special

assessments, interest and costs remaining due and unpaid at the time are offered for


TAKE NOTICE: In addition to the delinquent amount, the cost due on each property

is $10.00. In addition to the delinquent amount and costs, each person purchasing

any property pursuant to any provision of the Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS

200/21-245, 35 ILCS 200/21-295, 35 ILCS 200/21-330, 55 ILCS 5/4-4001 shall also

pay to the County Treasurer (Collector), fees of $10.00, $20.00, $60.00, $4.00 and

($37.00 if back taxes are included in the certificate of purchase) for each parcel purchased

prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase. These amounts shall be

included in the purchase price of the certificate of purchase.

All delinquent taxes for the year 2018 are charged interest at the rate of one and one

half percent per month, the first installment being delinquent after June 4, 2019, and

the second installment being delinquent after September 4, 2019.

Following isalist of properties situated insome ofthe townships ofthe County of

Will, State of Illinois, upon which the taxes remain due and unpaid, together with the

names ofthe owners, asfar as is known and the amount of tax thereon. Said taxes

are for the levy year 2018, payable in 2019.


tobid at the sale must register byNovember 19, 2019 with the Treasurer onthe

forms provided by him.






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05-12-118-040-0004 ADAMS MADELYN M 1,561.05

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05-13-401-021-0000 CHIMON ALEXANDER GLADIS 6,730.34

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05-14-101-005-0000 HAMPTON MATTHEW 3,993.48

05-14-106-018-0000 TSAKONAS DIMITRIOS PAUL 7,939.22

05-14-158-003-0000 YOUNIS ISSAM 3,768.11

05-14-158-005-0000 ZNYK CHRISTINE 8,087.60

05-14-200-006-0000 SK CREAMERIES HOMER GLE 19,016.78

05-14-200-014-0000 SK CREAMERIES HOMER GLE 1,810.62

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05-14-202-033-0000 STRACZEK EDYTA 3,393.44

05-14-202-034-0000 WOOLLEY JOHN F MARY 3,236.34

05-14-203-031-0000 FISKOW GERARD F 6,768.40

05-14-208-006-0000 GARCIA MICHAEL 126.78

05-14-400-019-0000 HOMER PARK PLACE CONDO 1,410.08

05-14-401-009-0000 ALQAZAH AYMAN 3,547.66

05-14-402-006-0000 TRACY RAYMOND PATRICIA 7,163.56

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05-14-402-022-0000 MAKSYM MICHAEL 3,379.28

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05-14-404-058-1004 ZR1 PROPERTIES LLC 13,334.40

05-14-406-003-0000 PATTI STEVEN M CARMELA 3,240.70

05-14-407-020-0000 MATONIAK EDWARD URSZULA 3,312.71

05-14-407-031-1001 JJCANE INVESTMENT GROUP 9,377.96

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05-14-411-007-1012 FITZGIBBONS MARK JR 3,048.52

05-15-301-002-0000 NEWBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION 2,782.08

05-15-301-013-0000 NEWBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION 2,782.08

05-15-302-005-0000 FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN 2,782.08

05-15-303-016-0000 FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN 2,782.08

05-15-304-012-0000 STANDARD BANK & TRUST C 2,782.08

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05-16-304-004-0000 SIUTA WIESLAW MALGORZAT 4,638.61

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05-17-300-029-0000 BOO CATHERINE L 7,309.44

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05-18-300-008-0000 NORMAN DALE L 2,998.82

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05-18-307-004-0000 SCHMIDT JOSEPH B CHARLO 5,954.29

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05-19-308-017-0000 SIMONE DANIEL JR ANDREA 4,653.57

05-19-309-003-0000 BLUHM RAYMOND H MARY K 4,776.82

05-19-313-008-0000 CONNORS DANIEL P CARLY 1,781.53

05-19-314-026-0000 NAVARRO MICHAEL JENNIFE 4,692.50

05-19-400-026-0000 M/I HOMES OF CHICAGO LL 160.78

05-19-405-018-0000 DESANTIS MATTHEW MICHEL 85.99

05-19-405-019-0000 VAUGHAN JOHN-PAUL DEBOR 5,783.78

05-19-413-047-0000 PETRILLO ROSS 3,443.46

05-19-417-011-0000 BIRKHAUG JENNIFER 4,332.10

05-20-202-004-0000 GUERRERO OLEGARIO 6,473.98

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05-21-104-001-0000 VACENDAK MICHELE K 1,964.24

05-21-202-012-0000 KOBYLARCZYK KAZIMIER 1,669.25

05-21-202-021-0000 MORRIS CHAD SARAH A 8,419.36

05-21-202-023-0000 BADER BROTHERS BUILDERS 1,391.04

05-21-204-019-0000 GRICUS BONNIE A 3,338.50

05-21-204-031-1001 KLIMEK BARBARA A DEC TR 2,831.96

05-21-205-013-1003 KORZONAS RAYMOND JOANNA 40.60

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05-21-207-001-0000 BADER BROTHERS BUILDERS 9,247.47

05-21-207-011-0000 RIORDAN & MURPHY INC 3,338.50

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05-21-208-001-0000 HOYE MARY E 1,669.25

05-21-208-002-0000 THOMPSON KRISTINA J LVG 25.04

05-21-305-034-1005 SYPALIS VYTAUTAS 2,407.16

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05-22-101-006-0000 MULICA HELENA JOSEPH 10,059.59

05-22-200-007-0000 BAINBRIDGE BARBARA BRIA 6,035.36

05-22-205-009-0000 LIND DANIEL 4,601.06

05-22-205-016-0000 PRINCE GARY D 8,823.70

05-22-206-019-0000 CLARKE IVAN 9,537.58

05-22-206-027-0000 VANDYKE RICHARD A JANE 7,006.54

05-22-206-029-0000 AL-QARAIEN AMMAR 7,896.21

05-22-206-036-0000 SAGGART CONSTRUCTION IN 1,545.44

05-22-206-072-0000 COLLINS WILLIAM M SUSAN 5,791.95

05-22-208-003-0000 KOWALIS JEFFREY DEC TRU 370.58

05-22-301-003-0000 ZEIGLER FRANK CYNTHIA W 110.47

05-22-302-008-0000 TRAGOS GEORGE 16,646.68

05-22-304-009-0000 CLAWSON DONALD E PATRIC 7,585.80

05-22-304-022-0000 WEPSIEC BOGUMIL T DEC T 4,220.42

05-22-304-029-0000 SARANGA JOHN JULIE 7,096.20

05-22-400-007-0000 VAN WETERING MARY 8,485.28

05-22-451-008-0000 MARR WILLIAM 2,611.64

05-22-452-010-0000 BENTLEY HAROLD D 1,661.75

05-23-153-003-0000 KENNEY DAN SHANNON 12,446.26

05-23-207-002-0000 MAHER BETTY J DEC TRUST 12,891.94

05-23-300-007-0000 HOWE JERRY MARILYN 11,711.72

05-24-100-028-0000 PECORA JOSEPH T JR KATH 89.66

05-24-100-029-0000 BUTLER THOMAS F CATHERI 44.83

05-24-104-022-1002 VIKRICH LLC 4,938.79

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05-24-104-022-1007 HOYE PROPERTIES LLC 6,691.25

05-24-201-002-0000 FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN 2,139.82

05-24-202-007-1002 LEY LINES LLC 3,628.09

05-24-202-007-1007 MRS PROPERTIES LLC 7,256.18

05-24-203-007-0000 ZABRODSKI PAUL 2,139.82

05-24-203-011-0000 FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN 1,069.91

05-24-403-007-0000 KEENE JAMES P MARIA 3,351.79

05-24-404-009-0000 16565 MANITOU TRUST 10,680.94

05-24-405-004-0000 PETRICH ROBERT M 6,025.51

05-24-409-003-0000 HASAN ASAD NAJWA 17,967.26

05-25-100-007-0000 FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN 4,442.83

05-25-101-004-0000 BENCHAK BRUCE 3,071.57

05-25-104-020-0000 BURKE JOSEPH SELF DEC T 2,878.26

05-25-202-004-0000 163RD & DIXIE HIGHWAY L 24,993.24

05-25-202-016-0000 WILK GABRIEL JANINA 10,459.28

05-25-204-006-0000 GREEN LORI A TERRY W 13,361.06

05-25-204-024-0000 PROPERTY DOCTORS INC 8,057.90

05-25-229-001-0000 KONONELOS PANTELIS 10,816.54

05-25-276-006-0000 OCHALA KENNETH CHRIS 10,492.56

05-25-276-009-0000 ABUMOALY FAYIEG 10,649.32

05-25-277-009-0000 MILLER RODNEY DOROTHY 5,322.41

05-26-100-021-0000 PEMBERTON BRIAN LVG TRU 11,944.46

05-26-101-012-0000 STANDARD BANK & TRUST C 2,890.82

05-26-300-025-0000 BENGTSON JEREMY R 1,523.92

05-27-300-032-0000 KONOW LAURA A 7,842.94

05-27-400-006-0000 STOKLOSA JEFFREY S 1,375.06

05-28-104-010-0000 SALVADOR CHRISTOPHER D 12,083.20

05-28-109-013-0000 STRIMAITIS NERIJUS 10,713.38

05-28-312-006-0000 LAMB DEREK ALISSA 1,540.70

05-28-312-007-0000 SUMIS DALE M LINDA S 281.55

05-29-101-066-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-101-067-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-101-068-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-101-069-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-101-070-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-101-072-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-103-053-0000 MOTICIK JOEL DAWN 2,975.97

05-29-104-027-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-028-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-029-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-030-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-031-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 904.82

05-29-104-032-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-033-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-034-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-036-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-037-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-038-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-039-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-040-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-041-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-104-042-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-106-002-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-106-003-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-106-004-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-106-005-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-106-006-0000 PARKSIDE ESTATES HOLDIN 1,809.64

05-29-202-052-1002 PINKOWSKI KENNETH J JR 5,369.36

05-29-202-054-1003 KHALIL MAYSUN PELAEZ SA 2,394.49

05-29-206-021-1003 OREMUS COOPER 2,394.49

05-29-401-019-0000 PBC LLC 426.02

05-30-101-007-0000 RIMKUS MARIEL 4,358.57

05-30-101-025-0000 DORIAN DANIEL M 5,950.78

05-30-105-017-0000 MARKS KELLY D 3,610.20

05-30-105-018-0000 COCKE ARCHIE B HEATHER 3,669.58

05-30-203-009-0000 NEFF STEVEN D JANICE P 4,920.01

05-30-204-017-0000 CHAVEZ ROBERT E KAREN J 6,934.18

05-30-204-032-0000 KRZOS JOHN R DINA M 6,616.71

05-30-205-025-0000 ROWLEY JANE H 2,241.96

05-30-206-017-0000 BOLDUC RICHARD D TERESE 5,029.22

05-30-302-056-0000 MUCHA TRACI 2,182.63

05-30-302-065-0000 RODRIGUEZ CARMEN F JOSE 1,755.94

05-30-304-176-0000 CORNEJO LORRAINE 1,375.57

05-30-304-245-0000 PATKOWSAK HALINA 2,252.01

05-30-305-001-0000 ROM EDWARD Z 63.33

05-30-307-025-0000 PATRIANAKOS CAROL 3,509.57

05-30-315-012-0000 MCKEEVER WILLIAM SHANNO 4,142.70

05-30-315-064-0000 DEAN AMBER 2,283.41

05-30-401-005-0000 DOBRZANSKI NORBERT MONI 12,911.08

05-30-402-016-0000 RODRIGO ROSANN 2,845.55

05-30-403-013-0000 NOWICKI-WHITE SUSAN G 2,528.93

05-30-404-031-0000 NIX BONNIE L TRUST 32.62

05-30-411-028-0000 KRUCZEK TOMASZ 36.63

05-30-411-054-0000 RESEDEAN JOHN 4,690.32

05-30-411-060-0000 VALENTINO DOLORES L 1,603.01

05-30-411-067-0000 THATCHER ANN L 2,426.04

05-30-413-028-0000 VENTRICE JANICE 2,477.54

05-30-413-036-0000 WALICZEK JAN 5,034.86

05-31-101-008-0000 FOX MELVIN G 2,213.85

05-31-105-022-0000 LEWIS KENNETH M SUSAN L 3,809.15

05-31-202-001-1003 DAVIS MICHAEL A LVG TRU 1,444.18

05-31-202-001-1009 WJJR ENTERPRISES LLC 1,444.18

05-31-202-053-0000 CVITANOVICH MICHAEL CHR 4,705.33

05-31-202-064-1006 BLAZEVICH ANTHONY F BON 5,454.26

05-31-202-070-1001 TANEC LLC 3,173.76

05-31-204-021-0000 KNOX SCOTT B KATHLEEN A 8,587.12

05-31-301-008-0000 MANDROS MATTHEW D KELLY 13,588.82

05-31-400-015-0000 CAMPOS CESAR JOSE B 2,906.56

05-32-100-015-0000 CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUS 11,156.04

05-32-300-011-0000 INFELISE BENIOALLISON 9,819.84

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

50pc screwdriving bit set

w/case $19, 7 1/2in circular

saw blade $4ea, 3in ratcheting

clamp $5, 45pc Hex key

wrench set w/case wts 3lbs $29

Call 708-460-8308

Beautiful 10’ Christmas tree

$50 Call 815-469-9023 Please

leave a message.

Cat litter covered box w/extras

$15, 10” glass fishbowl $5,

New cat brush $4, bunny water

bottle $2&$3, 1976 anniversity

plate shows 12 months $15

Call 708-460-8308

Dyson vacuum $75, Large

Scotts fertilizer spreader $15,

4-slice toaster $10 Call


Equilizer weight transfer hitch

for trailer, all hardware included.

$100 Call


Fishing reels new & used

$10-$25, Lures $2, Gas can

Johnson/Evinrude 6 gallon

metal $25 Call 708-214-4022

Golf balls used 100 for $25,

New Cole fluoresent camping

lamp 6 volt batteries or 12 volt

adaptor plug cigarette lighter

$15, Wilson used tennis ball

rack 2 for $15 Call


Good jigsaw puzzles 8 for $10,

Norman Rockwell plates $15

each, genuine horseshoe set

$20 Call 708-349-4058

Left handed golf complete set

like new w/bag &club covers

$75 black, Lrg 211/4” turkey

platter w/box $10 Gibson Call


Long navy winter coat size 14,

100% wool, excellent condition

$20 Call 708-444-8535

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05-32-307-014-0000 FIRST MIDWEST BANK 12,637.04

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Ty Schultz

Ty Schultz is a sophomore at

Lockport Township and burst

out as a top running back on the

Porter football team this fall.

In the final. In a 42-12 win over

Stagg on Oct. 25, he had 20

carries for 192 yards, with four

touchdown runs of 10, 9, 6 and

23 yards.

The football team went 4-5

this season after having

two wins the past two

years. How would you sum

up the season?

It was a major growth point. A

lot of us stepped up and got the

job done in games, especially at

the end of the season.

You transferred here from

Herscher after playing on

the JV team there last

season as a freshman.

What is the biggest

difference between playing

for the Porters as opposed

to playing there?

It’s more exciting here. We

have a bigger fan base, and

it’s nice to have that fan support.

Plus, it’s a lot nicer to play

on the turf field rather than on

muddy grass.

Your grandfather on your

mom [Julie’s] side is former

Romeoville head football

coach Dennis Schley. How

has he influenced you?

He’s given me a lot of support.

He and my grandma [Cathy]

come to all my games and give

me a lot of support. He has given

me tips on my game and helped

me to be a better player.

How long have you been

playing football?

I played around with it in my

youth but never played organized

football until my freshman

year. My dad [Rob Schultz]

played football at Herscher, so

he helped get me started.

Do you play any other sports?

Last year, I played hockey.

But I gave that up this year so

I could concentrate on football.

I might run track, mostly the

sprint events, to get in shape and

have more endurance and speed

for football.

What is it about football

that makes it the sports for


The contact. It’s always fun

to give a stiff arm and just have

that feeling of contact and being

there is great. At Herscher, I

also played on defense at outside

linebacker. There was a lot of

contact there.

What have you learned

from Lockport football

coach George Czart?

He, along with the assistant

coaches, really helped up my

game. He also made me a better

person and helped give me life

skills that a good coach would

teach you.

What do you do to pump

yourself up before a game?

I mostly just relax. I do listen

to some music, mostly rap up until

maybe a half hour before the

game. But then I take the headphones

off and just relax. I don’t

want to get too uptight.

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Superman. Because he can do

a lot of things. He can do it all.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete at


Everyone just takes care of

you. The coaches, the trainers —

they all make sure you are ready

for your sport. There is just a

fantastic coaching staff.

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Athlete of the Month

Lockport soccer player wins October honor

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

“Here, have fun.”

That is what Vasily Oliynyk

told his grandson,

3-year-old Damir, when

he handed the youngster a

soccer ball.

Damir has taken that

advice, and the Lockport

junior soccer star has been

named the 22nd Century

Media’s Southwest Chicago

Athlete of the Month

contest for October.

The Athlete of the

Month competition pits

featured Athlete of the

Week selections from our

south suburban newspapers

against one another in

an online voting contest.

The next contest is to

This Week In...

Porters Varsity


Boys Bowling

■Nov. ■ 9 at Naperville

Central Baker Kick Off

Challenge, 9 a.m.

■Nov.11 ■ hosts Plainfield

Central, 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 12 host Joliet West,

4:30 p.m.

Celtics Varsity Athletics

Boys Bowling

Junior Lockport soccer player Damir Oliynyk won the

October Athlete of the Month competition for publisher

22nd Century Media’s Southwest Chicago branch. 22nd

Century Media File Photo

begin Sunday, Nov. 10.

To vote, visit Homer

Horizon.com, hover over

the “Sports” menu tab

and click “Athlete of the

Month.” Readers can vote

once per session per valid

■Nov. ■ 12 St. Rita at Burr

Oak Bowl, 4 p.m.

Boys Cross Country

■Nov. ■ 9 Class 2A State

Meet at Detweiller Park,

Peoria, Noon

Girls Cross Country

■Nov. ■ 9 Class 2A State

Meet at Detweiller Park,

Peoria, 11 a.m.


email address. Voting ends

at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

All athletes featured in

the August Athlete of the

Week sports interviews are

automatically entered into

the contest.

■Nov. ■ 8/9 IHSA secondround

playoffs, TBD

Boys Hockey

■Nov. ■ 8 host Marist at

Arctic Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 10 Brother Rice at

Oak Lawn Ice Arena,

2:45 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Nov. ■ 8 Class 3A Hinsdale

South Supersectional,

6 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Merk victorious in pair of events at conference

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Lindsey Merk has already

etched her name in

the Lockport record book.

She has won five state

medals in her first three

seasons as a Porter, the

most in school history.

Now, as a senior, she

is looking forward to one

more run to the state finals

in her two main events, the

100-yard backstroke and

the 100-yard butterfly.

Even though she was

not 100 percent, she tuned

up for the sectional with a

pair of conference championships

at the SouthWest

Suburban Conference

meet held Saturday, Nov.

2, at Lincoln-Way Central.

Those were in the 100-

yard butterfly (:58.80 seconds),

which she has not

always swam at conference,

and also in the 200-

yard individual medley


“I haven’t felt well, and

it’s been a rough week,”

Merk said of the week

leading up to the conference

meet. “I chose to

swim the fly at the meet.

I usually don’t do that at

conference, but I figured

it can’t hurt. Next week [at

sectional] and the week after

[at state] is when it really


“I’m happy with how

the team is doing. Everyone

is run down, and it’s

been a hard two weeks.

But this is the time of the

season to do it.”

Merk also led off a pair

of Porter relays. Those

were the 200-yard medley

relay, where she teamed

with Lexi Nichols, Hayley

Bogdan and Maddie

Odeen to place fourth

(1:56.03). Then, in the

200-yard freestyle relay,

it was Merk, Alexis Webb,

Bogden and Alyssa Wengel

for a fourth-place finish


“She’s been sick all

week,” Lockport coach

Grant Ferkaluk said of

Merk. “She’s a good leader

like that. I let her choose

if she wanted to be in the

fly. I usually don’t like to

have the girls swim the

sectional events at the conference

meet, but she’s a

senior and deserves it.”

No one else made All-

Conference for Lockport.

Monika Mikuckas just

missed with a fifth-place

finish (2:05.90), less than

half a second out of fourth

(Abbey Piech, Lincoln-

Way East, 2:05.55) and

less than one second out

of third (Laura Nainyte,

Stagg, 2:05.14), in the

200-yard freestyle. Wengel

(:57.55) also finished fifth,

less than a half second out

of a medalist spot in the

100-yard freestyle, as H-

F’s Ella Bolling (:57.28)

took fourth place. Bogdan

(1:13.82) was seventh in

the breaststroke.

The Porters had a pair

of swimmers in the swimmers

with disability category.

There, Ellie Fontanetta

won the 50-yard

freestyle (1:08.10), and

teammate Hannah Ostrander

(1:30.96) was second.

In the 100-yard freestyle,

Fontanetta (2:38.97)

was first, and Ostrander

(3:20.76) followed.

“Overall, I’m feeling

good about this,” Ferkaluk

said. “We had some good

swims on the JV level by

[sophomore] Grace Christopher

and Kendall Jackson,

who is a senior on the

JV team. There’s still a lot

to improve on, but overall,

we are doing fine.”

The sectionals will be

held Nov. 16. LTHS will

host its own sectional with

SWSC teams Andrew,

Sandburg and Stagg there.

Our staff’s predictions for the top games in Week 2 of the playoffs

Just two teams left from the land of 22nd

Century Media. So, both of them will be featured

as our Games of the Week. What a great time

of the year!



Thomas Czaja |




Sean Hastings |

Contributing Editor



GameS of the Week

• Niles Notre Dame (8-2) at LW East (10-0)

• Crete-Monee (10-0) at Providence (7-3)

Jeff Vorva |

Sports Editor

• LWE 40, Notre Dame 17. On paper,

this sounds like a pretty good game.

On the field, it may not be so pretty.

• Crete-Monee 36, Providence 29. This

has the makings of a shootout but

the Warriors will squeak it out.

• LWE 34, Notre Dame 10. Griffins

steamroll another opponent.

• Providence 21, Crete-Monee

20. Celtics pull off the upset at

home to knock off the previously

undefeated Warriors.

Steve Millar |

Sports Editor

• LWE 31, Notre Dame 10. Despite

some key injuries, the Griffins are

still too deep, too determined and

too good for the Dons.

• Crete-Monee 26, Providence 24.

The Celtics will be Crete-Monee’s

first real test all year, but the Warriors

have experience pulling off

close playoff wins from last year’s

run to the 6A title game.

• LWE 31, Notre Dame 17. Offense

keeps rolling and Griffins stay


• Providence 17, Crete-Monee 14.

Celtics end Crete’s undefeated

season with upset, but comes down

to the wire.

Joe Coughlin |


• LWE 24, Notre Dame 10. Great

matchup. Notre Dame is rock solid

but Griffins are special and hold the

Dons down.

• Providence 38, Crete-Monee 35.

Barnburner here but Celtics ride

high from upset win in the first

round and hold on at home.

Heather Warthen |

Chief Marketing Officer

• LWE 21, Notre Dame 14. Home

field advantage helps Griffins

secure playoff win.

• Providence 14, Crete-Monee 13. It

will be a close call for the Celtics,

but they will stay alive another


38 | November 7, 2019 | the homer horizon sports


Lockport rallies to beat Joliet West in three sets for regional title


Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

If a team is going to do

something for the first time

in over a decade, it might as

well be exciting.

It certainly was for the

Lockport Township girls

volleyball team.

The Porters rallied down

the stretch for a thrilling

25-15, 14-25, 30-28 victory

over Joliet West on

Thursday, Oct. 31, in the

title match of the Class 4A

Lockport Township Regional.

For No. 4-seeded Lockport

(26-11), it is the first

time since winning threestraight

regional championships

between 2004-2006

that it captured back-to-back

regional titles. The Porters,

who finished an undefeated

11-0 season on their home

floor, were set to play the

host Eagles on Monday,

Nov. 4, in the opening match

of the Sandburg Sectional.

The Eagles won their 16th

straight regional championship

with a 25-14, 25-19

Lockport’s Nadia Goich sends the ball over net during

her team’s 25-15, 14-25, 30-28 victory over Joliet West

on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the title match of the Class 4A

Lockport Township Regional.

Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

win over Lincoln-Way Central

in the title match of the

Thornwood Regional.

Joliet West (28-9) had

its season come to a heartbreaking

end after the Porters

fought off three match

points to pull out the victory.

The No. 5-seeded Tigers

have won 26 or more

matches for five-straight

seasons and had captured

back-to-back regional titles

in 2015-2016.

“West has a lot of good

players on their team, so

we knew that we’d have to

fight for it, and we all came

in with high energy and

were ready to go,” Lockport

senior outside hitter

Taylor Morgan said. “The

second set was really kind

of a wake-up call for us to

step it up, and I think that

we definitely stepped up in

the third set. The hustle was


Morgan had 13 kills and

an ace to pace the Porters

and came up big with a trio

of kills down the stretch of

the third set. Fellow senior

outside hitter Morgan Schmutzler

(10 kills, 10 digs),

along with sophomore

middle hitter Lindsay Oldendorf

(5 kills), senior middle

hitter Leena Ajibola (2

blocks), sophomore setter

Dovile Gorys (17 assists,

8 digs) and junior libero

Eliana Anselmo (18 digs),

were also big for Lockport,

which has eight seniors.

The Tigers, who also

have eight seniors, were

led by multiple kills from

senior outside hitter Natalie

Stefanski and also

from sophomore outside

hitter Alexis Mines. Libero

Brooke Borgra, setter

Sam Fair and middle hitter

Ashlee Johnstone were

other seniors who also contributed

for Joliet West.

“Having so many seniors,

we were definitely

not ready for our season to

be over,” Schmutzler said.

“And they felt the same and

were pushing. Even though

they were up in the third,

we knew that it wasn’t over

yet, and that we were here

to fight. Obviously, they

felt the same way, since

they weren’t letting the ball

drop. We were both fighting

for it.”

After each team easily

captured a set, the third and

final one was a slugfest.

Lockport led 18-14 in the

set, with junior opposite

side hitter Nadia Goich at

the service line and Oldendorf

and Morgan making


But still trailing down the

stretch, the Tigers clawed

back with kills from Mines

and Ashley Shawmeker.

Later, an ace by senior defensive

specialist Bailey

Fair and a block and kill by

Stefanski moved them to a

24-22 advantage and within

a point of the win.

From there, however,

Joliet West was whistled

for back-to-back net violation

calls, tying the score

at 24-24. Lockport took a

point lead, the Tigers tied it

and Ajibola angled a kill to

put the hosts up 26-25. But

Stefanski got a kill for a tie,

and Joliet West took a 27-

26 lead on a ball returned

into the net to have another

match point opportunity.

That was thwarted on

a kill by Goich, and then

one from Morgan made it

28-27 in favor of Lockport.

After a fifth-straight tie at

the end, the Porters scored

the 29th point, and Morgan

mashed a kill to end

it and send Lockport into

celebration with a regional

championship on its home

court for a second-straight


In the regional semifinals,

which were held on

Oct. 29, Lockport took care

of Crete-Monee 25-8, 25-7

in the opening match. The

Tigers defeated crosstown

rival Joliet Central 25-7,

25-13 in the second semifinal.

The Porters cruised to the

victory behind Schmutzler

(7 kills) and senior middle

hitter Becca Oldendorf (6

kills). Leading 9-6 in the

first set, Lockport went on

a 13-0 run.

Cross Country

Porters take fourth place at Class 3A Sectional, girls advance to state finals

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

A change of venue could

not stop the LTHS girls

cross country team from

advancing to the state finals

once again.

The Porters overcame

some sloppy conditions

on a cold day to officially

place fourth at the Class

3A Hinsdale Central Sectional

on Saturday, Nov. 2

That put them in the state

finals for the 11th-straight

season, the 23rd time in the

past 26 years and 26th time

since 1987. The state finals

are this Saturday, Nov. 9, at

Detweiller Park in Peoria.

The sectional site was

supposed to be at Katherine

Legge Park in Hinsdale.

But recent snow and rain

left the course a little too

wet and dangerous.

It was moved to Lyons

Township High School’s

South Campus in Western


The Top 5 teams from the

sectional advance to state.

Downers Grove South won

its second-straight sectional

with a score of 35 points.

Hinsdale Central (52

points) was second, and

Lyons Township (88) and

Lockport (88) tied for third,

with the Lions officially

finishing third based on the

sixth runner tiebreaker.

Junior Josephine Bober

(19:14.27) led Lockport

in the sectional.

The four freshmen phenoms

were next, as Kayla

Shea (19:20.52), Monica

Skibicki (19:36.95), Caroline

Turner (19:48.42) and

Hannah Miller (20:09.25)

rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

Kozak (20:30.35)

and fellow senior Madison

Polinski (20:56.65) completed

the lineup.

On the boys side, Lockport

placed seventh in the

sectional also at Lyons’

South Campus.

Ross Cronholm (16:40.64)

made it out as one of the

seven individual state qualifiers.

But fellow senior Jake

Hinchley (17:00.57) just

missed going to state by

two spots.

Junior Josephine Bober finished 13th at the Class 3A

Hinsdale Central Sectional on Saturday, Nov. 2, to lead

Lockport to a fourth-place finish and a bid to the state

finals. Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media


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the homer horizon | November 7, 2019 | 39



Porto breaks out to lift Celtics past Normal West on the road


Mark Korosa/22nd Century


1st and 3

Porters girls

volleyball wins

regional title at


1. Securing the regional

The Porters outlasted

the Joliet West

Tigers in three sets

for a 25-15, 14-25,

30-28 victory on

Thursday, Oct. 31,

in the title match

of the Class 4A

Lockport Township


2. Leading the way

Lockport senior

outside hitter

Taylor Morgan had

13 kills and an ace

to help take charge

for the Porters

against Joliet West.

3. Taking care of business

in regional


Before taking

on the Tigers,

Lockport easily

beat Crete-Monee

25-8, 25-7 in the

regional semifinal

on Oct. 29.

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Lucas Porto has the size

and speed to be a dominant

receiver, but the 6-foot-5

Providence senior has not

been quite as productive as

he would have liked this


Hungry to have a big

game, Porto and quarterback

Kevin Conway have

been putting in some extra

time together at practice to

make sure they are on the

same page.

“Me and Kevin worked

hard all week to get that

connection going,” Porto

said. “And we had a


Porto had five catches

for 126 yards and two

touchdowns to lead the

visiting Celtics to a 19-

14 win over Normal in a

Class 6A first-round playoff

game Saturday, Nov. 2.

Providence (7-3) moved

on to host 2018 state runner-up

Crete-Monee (10-

0) in the second round.

“Lucas was due for a

breakout game,” Providence

coach Mark Coglianese

said. “I know the

talent that he has. It’s just a

matter of getting the quarterback

some time and taking

some shots with him.

We don’t throw deep very

often, but when we do, I

have all the confidence in

the world in Lucas.”

Conway finished 9-of-

15 passing for 160 yards

and the two touchdowns to

Porto. He also ran 13 times

for 54 yards, including the

go-ahead 11-yard touchdown

in the fourth quarter.

Conway hit Porto for a

32-yard score with 1:07

left in the first half to tie

the game 7-7.

“[Porto] did great,”

Conway said. “We’ve been

running sluggo [routes]

and double moves in practice

and we’ve just been

timing up everything.

“We started slow and we

have to fix that in the second

round, come out fast

right away. But once we

got going, things worked

out. At the end of the day,

we scored more points

than they did and that’s all

that matters.”

The duo hooked up

again on the first play of

the fourth quarter, Conway

finding Porto for a 34-

yard touchdown to put the

Celtics up 13-7. The extra

point was no good.

“I’ve been waiting a

while for this,” Porto said.

“It was a long time coming.”

Normal West (7-3) took

advantage of a short field

after a Providence fumble

on a punt return as Carson

Camp hit LaTre Billups for

a 37-yard touchdown pass.

The extra point gave the

Wildcats a 14-13 lead with

10:47 to go.

Conway, though, provided

some of the biggest

plays of the game with his

feet. First, he ran for an

11-yard touchdown to put

Providence back in front

19-14 with 7:27 to go.

Providence senior Lucas Porto goes up for one of his two touchdown catches during

the Celtics’ 19-14 win over Normal West on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Normal.

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

After forcing a punt, the

Celtics got the ball back

with 4:20 left and were

able to run out the clock

as Conway picked up two

huge first downs, running

for 19 yards on thirdand-17

and seven yards on


“[On the third-and-17],

we were ideally trying to

throw it,” Conway said.

“We were trying to set up

the wheel route, but I saw

a huge opening and I was

like, I’ve just got to use my

feet here. I did and got the

first down.”

Aaron Vaughn ran for

148 yards on 19 carries for

the Celtics.

Meanwhile, the Providence

defense stepped

up in a big way. With a

secondary decimated by

injuries, the Celtics kept

Camp relatively in check.

Providence at Normal West

1 2 3 4 F

Providence 0 7 0 12 19

Normal West 0 7 0 7 14


1. Kevin Conway, Providence, junior quarterback --- 9-of-15

passing, 160 yards, two touchdowns; 13 carries, 54

yards, game-winning touchdown

2. Lucas Porto, Providence, senior receiver --- Five catches,

126 yards, two touchdowns

3. Anthony Prucha, Providence, senior linebacker --- Two


The South Dakota recruit

was 14-of-26 passing for

136 yards and two touchdowns.

“We let up a big play

here or there, and they’re a

good team so we knew they

were going to get some,”

Coglianese said. “Holding

them to 14 points, I’m happy

with that, especially the

way we’re kind of beat up.”

Senior linebacker Anthony

Prucha led the way

with two sacks.

“The d-line, linebackers

were all playing harder and

faster,” he said. “We know

we have to be more physical

because we have some

young guys in the back.

“That just lights that fire.

We came together as a team

and got it done.”


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“The second set was really kind of a wake-up call for us to step

it up, and I think that we definitely stepped up in the third set.

The hustle was there.”

Taylor Morgan — LTHS senior outside hitter, on the regional

title match against Joliet West

Cross Country

Sprinting to the finish — Saturday, Nov. 9, at

Detweiller Park in Peoria

• The Porters head to state looking to give it their

all one last time this season.

37 - Athlete of the Month

36 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor Thomas Czaja,


homer glen’s Hometown Newspaper | November 7, 2019

Survive and advance

Celtics football comes back, hangs on to

win its playoff game, Page 39

Running to state

LTHS girls cross country team advances to

Peoria, boys send one runner, Page 38

Lockport girls

volleyball wins its


regional title by

knocking off Tigers

in close three-set

match, Page 38

The Lockport girls volleyball team celebrates with fellow classmates on Thursday, Oct. 31, after winning the title match of the Class 4A Lockport

Township Regional. Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media


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